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    Attention deficit: Alaska

    Editor Zane Jacobson returns to Alaska for the annual sojourn to the Airmen Association show, with the newly added challenge of having the family in tow. Read More
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Zzz less than a minute ago View the latest post Memorial Day 2016 who's doing what?
Staycation 2016, in order of least fun to most:
Grouting big tile.
Assembling my new 1...
Products, Gear, and Technology
courierguy Today, 16:15pm View the latest post Air lantern
They are light, as in don't weigh much. They'd be a pain to weight down but possible I guess.
One thing I found, the button that turns them on is about impossible to find by feel,...
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Cary Today, 16:03pm View the latest post Inspired by "Flight of Passage"
On a related note, that's an excellent book--very enjoyable and pleasant to read.
courierguy Today, 16:01pm View the latest post Where did you fly today?
I spotted this while still in Idaho, on the way to Kalispell the other day. Saved in the GPS, for when the skis are back on! Also this pretty smooth looking ( right....) ridge top in...
GumpAir Today, 15:32pm View the latest post Escalante, UT to Skagway, AK
You're missing a good show Chris!
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contactflying Today, 15:22pm View the latest post A Few Good Books
I agree with iPat, "10,000 Hours" by Peter Corley-Smity was a really well written and informative book. He points out a common problem in aviation jobs that pilots are perceived...
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Cary Today, 15:04pm View the latest post Interesting Gadget - "Eye Aligner"; Useful or Just a Toy?
I could have used something like that years ago when I was partnered in the 182, then the TR182, then the T210, as well as in the charter aircraft I flew. It always seemed as if whoever...
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Cary Today, 14:52pm View the latest post new BCP hat
This thread sucks without pictures!
Methinks would suck more with pictures of me!
See? It definitely sucks more: http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e331/calburn/Me%20with%20BCP%20hat_zpsspwgieos.jpg

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